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Concepts for Critical Psychology: Disciplinary Boundaries Re-thought


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Developments inside psychology that question the history of the discipline and the way it functions in society have led many psychologists to look outside the discipline for new ideas. This series draws on cutting edge critiques from just outside psychology in order to complement and question critical arguments emerging inside. The authors provide new perspectives on subjectivity from disciplinary debates and cultural phenomena adjacent to traditional studies of the individual.

The books in the series are useful for advanced level undergraduate and postgraduate students, researchers and lecturers in psychology and other related disciplines such as cultural studies, geography, literary theory, philosophy, psychotherapy, social work and sociology.

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Internet Addiction A Critical Psychology of Users

Internet Addiction: A Critical Psychology of Users

1st Edition

Forthcoming

Emaline Friedman
December 14, 2020

This important book questions the psychological construct of Internet Addiction by contextualizing it within the digital technological era. It proposes a critical psychology that investigates user subjectivity as a function of capitalism and imperialism, arguing against punitive models of digital ...

Decentering Subjectivity in Everyday Eating and Drinking Digesting Reality

Decentering Subjectivity in Everyday Eating and Drinking: Digesting Reality

1st Edition

Forthcoming

Ali Lara
November 03, 2020

This important book offers a model to analyze the configurations of reality as manifested in everyday practices of eating and drinking in relation to the development of human subjectivity. The author uses concrete examples from daily life related to eating and drinking habits such as "...

Cybernetic Psychology and Mental Health A Circular Logic Of Control Beyond The Individual

Cybernetic Psychology and Mental Health: A Circular Logic Of Control Beyond The Individual

1st Edition

Timothy J. Beck
July 15, 2020

This book explores the cultural importance of cybernetic technologies and their relationship to human experience through a critical theoretical lens. Bringing several often-marginalized histories of cybernetics, psychology, and mental health into dialogue with one another, Beck questions common ...

Psychology, Humour and Class A Critique of Contemporary Psychology

Psychology, Humour and Class: A Critique of Contemporary Psychology

1st Edition

Babak Fozooni
April 07, 2020

This challenging book critically examines three forms of contemporary psychology, all displaying various signs of crisis, through analogy with humour associated with three different class perspectives: mainstream psychology; critical psychology; and postpsychology. By fusing the best of the three ...

Anthropocene Psychology Being Human in a More-than-Human World

Anthropocene Psychology: Being Human in a More-than-Human World

1st Edition

Matthew Adams
February 12, 2020

This ground-breaking book critically extends the psychological project, seeking to investigate the relations between human and more-than-human worlds against the backdrop of the Anthropocene by emphasising the significance of encounter, interaction and relationships. Interdisciplinary environmental...

Narrative Psychology and Vygotsky in Dialogue Changing Subjects

Narrative Psychology and Vygotsky in Dialogue: Changing Subjects

1st Edition

Jill Bradbury
September 19, 2019

This book draws together two domains of psychological theory, Vygotsky’s cultural-historical theory of cognition and narrative theories of identity, to offer a way of rethinking the human subject as embodied, relational and temporal. A dialogue between these two ostensibly disparate and contested ...

Madness and Subjectivity A Cross-Cultural Examination of Psychosis in the West and India

Madness and Subjectivity: A Cross-Cultural Examination of Psychosis in the West and India

1st Edition

Ayurdhi Dhar
August 28, 2019

This crucial new work draws on empirical findings from rural North India in relation to madness and subjectivity, revealing the different structures of subjectivity underlying the narratives of schizophrenia, spirits, ghosts, and deities. Unravelling the loose ends of madness, the author explores ...

Decolonial Psychoanalysis Towards Critical Islamophobia Studies

Decolonial Psychoanalysis: Towards Critical Islamophobia Studies

1st Edition

Robert Beshara
April 01, 2019

In this provocative and necessary book, Robert K. Beshara uses psychoanalytic discursive analysis to explore the possibility of a genuinely anti-colonial critical psychology. Drawing on postcolonial and decolonial approaches to Islamophobia, this book enhances understandings of Critical Border ...

Subjectivity and Critical Mental Health Lessons from Brazil

Subjectivity and Critical Mental Health: Lessons from Brazil

1st Edition

Daniel Goulart
February 25, 2019

Subjectivity and Critical Mental Health: Lessons from Brazil presents and discusses subjectivity as a key concept to challenge the individualized and reified perspective that psychology and mental health studies have traditionally sustained. Situated against the maintenance of hierarchical, ...

Psycurity Colonialism, Paranoia, and the War on Imagination

Psycurity: Colonialism, Paranoia, and the War on Imagination

1st Edition

Rachel Jane Liebert
November 07, 2018

Across the world, the rhetoric and violence of white supremacy is rising up. Yet, explanations for white supremacist attacks typically direct attention toward an unreasonable, paranoid state of mind, and away from the neocolonial security state that made them. Offering a response to US ...

Anticipation and Medicine A Critical Analysis of the Science, Praxis and Perversion of Evidence Based Healthcare

Anticipation and Medicine: A Critical Analysis of the Science, Praxis and Perversion of Evidence Based Healthcare

1st Edition

Owen Dempsey
September 04, 2018

Anticipation in Medicine: A Critical Analysis of the Science, Praxis and Perversion of Evidence Based Healthcare looks at an aspect of healthcare rarely addressed: how the capitalist interest in diagnosis and treatment impacts upon the patient and, by extension, the system of healthcare itself. ...

Fanon, Education, Action Child as Method

Fanon, Education, Action: Child as Method

1st Edition

Erica Burman
July 23, 2018

Bridging childhood studies, pedagogy and educational theory, critical psychology, and postcolonial studies, this unique book reads the role and functions of ‘the child’ and childhood as both cultural motif and as embodied life condition through the work of Frantz Fanon. Based on innovative readings...

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